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  • 5 ways to upgrade your grilling game

    5 ways to upgrade your grilling game

    Upgrading your grilling game is about more than just food, it’s about creating an outdoor living experience in which guests feel comfortable and relaxed — an atmosphere where lasting memories are made. Fortunately, transforming your backyard into BBQ HQ doesn’t have to be costly, difficult or time-consuming....

  • Are you eating too much salt, or not enough?

    Are you eating too much salt, or not enough?

    New York City already mandates it and now Philadelphia is considering it. “It” is salt warnings on menu labels for any item considered too high in salt. The average American eats about 3,400 mg./day of sodium and recent studies indicate that’s just about the right amount. Regardless, the federal...

  • 5 essentials to get your backyard party-ready

    5 essentials to get your backyard party-ready

    The warm, summery weather is a golden opportunity to take your get-together outside. Whatever the occasion, take advantage of the sun and extra space, and let these tips help you plan and get your outdoor space ready for your guests. 1. Cluster the conversation spots When planning your backyard...

  • Make your next brunch bubble over with Prosecco cocktails

    Make your next brunch bubble over with Prosecco cocktails

    Everybody loves brunch, but without the bubbly, it's just breakfast. Add a festive cocktail to the mix, and suddenly you've got a celebration. The next time you're cooking up a weekend morning meal, be it a brunch-in-bed with that sweet someone or a noon-ish feast for friends, add authentic Italian...

  • Gut check: Eat the right kinds of whole grains with the right kinds of fiber to cut cancer risk

    Gut check: Eat the right kinds of whole grains with the right kinds of fiber to cut cancer risk

    Can cutting back on whole grains be bad for your gut and deadly to your health? Though some popular diets promote the elimination of grains, a recent report from the American Institute for Cancer Research suggests this may be ill-advised. Researchers say 47 percent of colorectal cancers can be...

  • The travel warrior's nutrition guide: 5 easy steps to be healthy on the go

    The travel warrior's nutrition guide: 5 easy steps to be healthy on the go

    U.S. residents logged 1.7 billion trips for leisure purposes in 2016, according to the U.S. Travel Association, and this number will likely grow in 2018. Whether you’re traveling for leisure or business, you shouldn’t lose sight of nutrition. It’s common to think, “Hey, I’m on vacation, so I can...

  • The busy parent's guide to weekday meals

    The busy parent's guide to weekday meals

    It’s amazing what parents do in a day. You help your kids with homework, drive them to and from practice, whip up a meal everyone will like, make sure they brush their teeth ... the list goes on. Not to mention you have a job to go to. It’s a wonder parents can ever find a few minutes to relax.

  • 5 great reasons to shop the frozen aisle at your local grocery store

    5 great reasons to shop the frozen aisle at your local grocery store

    Life moves pretty fast, especially on a weeknight when the commute is long or the kids have their evening homework and activities. On top of it all, everyone is turning to you for a hot meal. For a simple solution to your dinnertime needs, there’s one option that reduces time spent in the kitchen:...

  • Nutrition takes center stage for people with chronic conditions

    Nutrition takes center stage for people with chronic conditions

    Nutrition is important for everyone. The proper vitamins and nutrients help the body stay healthy and function well. For people with chronic conditions, the right nutrition is essential in helping to ward off potential health hazards. Depending on your state of health, some nutrients may be critical...

  • 4 simple swaps when planning a kitchen refresh

    4 simple swaps when planning a kitchen refresh

    Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to reinvigorate your kitchen with a new look! When planning your refresh, consider these simple, stylish swaps that don’t require investing tons of time or budget. Upgrade your kitchen fixtures Faucets often serve as the centerpiece of the kitchen....

  • Mushrooms: Gentle on the Planet, Healthy on the Plate

    Mushrooms: Gentle on the Planet, Healthy on the Plate

    Want to start making more earth-friendly food choices in the kitchen? This Earth Month, start with mushrooms, a healthy food that requires minimal natural resources to produce. According to a 2017 study titled "The Mushroom Sustainability Story," mushroom production requires relatively low water,...

  • 7 plant-based tips for a healthy weight

    7 plant-based tips for a healthy weight

    Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or omnivore, it’s important to eat a diet that includes a symphony of minimally processed plant foods, according to Sharon Palmer, an award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, plant-based food and nutrition expert, author and blogger. This includes whole...

  • Earth Day 101: 6 impactful ways to teach your kids about food waste

    Earth Day 101: 6 impactful ways to teach your kids about food waste

    America needs to address its food waste problem, and a good place to start is taking steps to teach our children to conserve food. Right now, a staggering 40 percent of all food in the U.S. goes to waste when restaurants, supermarkets and consumers throw it away, costing our national economy $1...

  • Top 5 reasons to visit El Salvador in 2018

    Top 5 reasons to visit El Salvador in 2018

    El Salvador, Central America's smallest country, attracts a wide array of intrepid travelers who come to experience its vibrant culture and diverse outdoor activities. From its rich Maya history, to its volcanic beauty and generations-old artisan heritage, El Salvador provides plenty for travelers...

  • Celebrate spring with 5 foods perfect for warmer weather

    Celebrate spring with 5 foods perfect for warmer weather

    Do the warmer weather, sunshine, gentle breezes and beautiful blossoms have you in a spring state of mind? The change of seasons also signals it's time to change things up in the kitchen. Spring is inspirational as fresh flavors complement the season of renewal, awakening taste buds in new and...

  • Break free from cooking ruts with easy inspiration for fresh, lively dishes

    Break free from cooking ruts with easy inspiration for fresh, lively dishes

    Are you in a cooking rut? If you find yourself making the same things over and over again, it's time for some fresh inspiration. As seasons turn, you might crave different types of food. This is the perfect reason to think beyond the ordinary and experiment with new flavors. We asked registered...

  • US agricultural trade helps feed the world while strengthening the economy

    US agricultural trade helps feed the world while strengthening the economy

    Politicians spend a lot of time talking about America-First trade deals. Even though the average person may not think about U.S. trade often, it's a key part of the economy — a topic that’s on everyone’s mind. In 2017 alone, the U.S. exported around $132 billion worth of agricultural products....

  • These health benefits of salt might surprise you

    These health benefits of salt might surprise you

    World Salt Awareness Week is being celebrated this year from March 12 to 18 and is the perfect opportunity to recognize all the many benefits of salt. Salt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium because it allows nerves to...

  • Results are clear: BPA is safe

    Results are clear: BPA is safe

    For more than 10 years, U.S. government scientists have been conducting an in-depth research program with the goal of answering key scientific questions and resolving remaining uncertainties about the safety of BPA. This research so far has shown: that human exposure to BPA is low, that people...

  • R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space

    R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space

    As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, they’re putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes. These days, such outdoor havens are considered valuable home extensions rather than underutilized...

  • Save time in your morning with these kitchen hacks

    Save time in your morning with these kitchen hacks

    It happens: You hit the snooze button once, twice, then three times, so when you’re finally showered, dressed and ready to tackle the day, you’re already behind schedule. Oftentimes that causes you to skip breakfast completely. Turns out, your breakfast habit is one time-saving step that should...

  • 10 easy ways to eat healthier

    March is National Nutrition Month — so what better time than now to take a look at your diet? If you're indulging in too many break room snacks or swinging by the drive-thru after work, you're not alone. With such a busy life, it's easy to grab something quick and unhealthy on the go. But, the...

  • Have 5 minutes? Easy tips for finding moments of Zen

    Have 5 minutes? Easy tips for finding moments of Zen

    From work to working out, kids' activities to household tasks and so much more, modern life has never been busier. The problem is hectic schedules can lead to unnecessary stress. If you're one of the many people who feel frazzled on a regular basis, you're probably longing for a vacation or a day...

  • Ideas to help you reap big rewards from your garden

    Ideas to help you reap big rewards from your garden

    Get active outdoors with a hobby more satisfying than binge-watching another television series. As a pastime, gardening can help you eat delicious, more flavorful food while transforming your patio or yard into a colorful hangout for butterflies and bees. Many people don’t realize how easy it is...

  • How to keep your seafood wild

    How to keep your seafood wild

    Every day, consumers are bombarded with buzzwords when selecting groceries — natural, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free and so on. Coupled with news headlines about the environmental impacts of growing, raising and catching food, it’s no wonder many of us are becoming more confused about which choices...

  • 6 smart snacking ideas for busy moms

    Whether you have a new baby, toddler, big kid or teen, life is busy when you have kids. From play dates to playoffs, busy moms need to stay fueled to feel their best. However, being so busy can mean forgetting about healthy snacking. Fortunately with a few tips and tricks, eating right on the go...

  • 5 ways to serve up Hollywood magic at your awards night party

    What makes a great party on a big awards night so much fun? It probably has something to do with why we still go to packed movie theaters: We love a shared experience. This March 4, make your red carpet viewing experience one to remember for you and your friends, and host a bash that celebrates...

  • Chef Jose Garces focuses on quality and versatility at this year's sold-out South Beach Wine and Food Festival

    There are few foods that span a variety of diverse culinary styles more than fresh pork. Fresh pork is known by both leading chefs and home cooks as a flavorful, versatile solution for any night of the week. Smithfield Fresh Pork is proud to partner with the National Pork Board and 20 award-winning...

  • Swap these 4 food fads with nutritious kitchen staples

    With new so-called “healthy” food trends popping up all the time, it’s hard to keep track of what’s actually good for your health and what’s just a fad. Luckily, new research continually shows consumers which fads to ditch and which kitchen staples stand the test of time and should be kept in our...

  • 5 reasons why it's delicious to eat right

    Eating right is more than just something to try out for the new year. It’s a commitment to choosing a healthy lifestyle that increases your energy, sense of well-being and activity level. Everyone has their own motivation for eating right, whether you are training for a 5k or just want to make...

  • Improve your heart health in 2018 with these tips

    When it comes to maintaining and/or improving your heart health, it’s the little things you do day after day that can have a big impact on your immediate and long-term health. A healthy diet and plenty of exercise are naturally the first things you think of when looking at ways to support your...

  • Eating healthy has never been more delicious

    Yoga mats, kale salads, fitness trackers, standing desks and gym memberships. It seems like everywhere you look, people are taking strides to get healthier. And with good reason. In the U.S., 37.9 percent of adults aged 20 and older suffer from obesity, and heart disease accounts for one out of...

  • New research calls pistachios superfood for people with desk jobs

    Recent research is giving the 86 percent of Americans who sit all day at their jobs new reasons to reach for a handful of nuts while at work, and in particular, pistachios. Adding to an increasing volume of research around the health benefits of pistachios, one study and a national survey in the...

  • To your health! 5 delicious ways to eat Omega-3s

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Researchers say Omega-3 fatty acids are mega-important to our diets these days. Scientists increasingly understand the importance of consuming foods rich in the polyunsaturated fatty acids, since they’re vital to normal brain function and other...

  • 5 top trends for your kitchen in 2018

    It’s your home’s focal point. The site of some of your best moments and the base of operations for entertaining — it’s your kitchen, and no room in your home is more valuable. A magnificent kitchen defines a home, and bringing your kitchen to this level means capitalizing on today’s top trends....

  • It's National Pizza Day: What does your pizza say about your personality?

    Feb. 9 is National Pizza Day, celebrating the perfection that is crispy crust, sauce and melty cheese. With so many different sauces, crust styles and toppings to choose from, the way you prefer your pizza can say a lot about who you are. No one knows it better than the folks at Cicis, the nation’s...

  • Top trends to inspire your outdoor living

    Outdoor living spaces rank first among special function rooms desired by consumers, according to the American Institute for Architects, and so homeowners are expected to be going all-in for the outdoors in 2018. Trex Company, a maker of premium decking and railing, has gleaned insights from contractors,...

  • Onions for your health (Infographic)

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  • Beans and Their Cancer-Fighting Potential

    While cancer is still a reality in our world — an estimated 1,735,350 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society — a common misperception is that there is little you can do to reduce your risk. Not so! The truth is that up to 30 percent of cancers...

  • 5 tips from a tea expert to brew the perfect cup

    For most of us, a little evening downtime is not a luxury — it’s a necessity. After a hectic day of work, commutes, kids and dinner prep, we deserve to take a moment to slow down and enjoy some hard-earned “me time.” Instead of using this time to stream your favorite show or scroll through social...

  • 5 winning tips for entertaining on game day

    Nothing brings people together like game day. The food, the fun and, of course, the competition, are always memorable. If you're hosting a game-day gathering at your home, you can be sure to have a winning event by adding a few simple entertaining strategies to your playbook. Keep your team hydrated...

  • 3 formerly misunderstood foods now a part of a well-balanced diet

    Throughout history, misconceptions, misinformation and popular culture have influenced Americans' eating habits. Many foods that were previously eaten daily are now considered unhealthy. Conversely, some foods that were thought to be “bad for you,” are now considered nutritious. “Nutrition is exciting....

  • Escape with 2018's top trending color

    Whether you’ve been a loyalist to the same shade of green for the last decade or if you’re an evolving follower of trends whose color choices have shifted over the years, the trending color of 2018 is sure to surprise and intrigue you. Indeed, black is back. But how was this classic shade named...

  • Be a #HomegatingHero for the Big Game

    The countdown to Feb. 4 is on! The biggest football matchup of the year is nearly here, which for many means epic game day planning is now underway. And while the game is the star, a fabulous food spread is one of your best plays. That’s where Farm Rich comes in. “These days homegating is the new...

  • 5 creative strawberry snacks to start 2018 off right

    2018 is the year of the snack. But when hunger hits, where should you turn? The same old processed foods might satisfy you for a minute, but what if you could grab something sweet that's also loaded with the nutrients you need to fuel you through to your next meal? Strawberries are packed with cold-busting...

  • Healthy half-time snacking tips from a pro

    Healthy snacking and making good food choices can be difficult any time of the year, but it can be especially tough during the big game. Business Insider reports that only 80 percent of people who start a New Year’s resolution keep that resolution through February. This happens to correspond with...

  • How the movie-going experience has evolved

    "They don’t make movies like they used to." You hear that saying all the time and the truth is, it’s hardly a bad thing. The classics from the early 1900s are just that, classic, representing some of the best love stories, espionage heists and toe-tapping musicals. But we have come a long way since...

  • Your guide to healthier soul food this year

    Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS), in collaboration with the Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP), prepared the Healthier Traditions Cookbook: Soul Food with more healthy and nutritious alternatives to traditional recipes. Start the year off right with this guide to cooking...

  • Make your chip and dip a little more hip

    Savvy hosts and hostesses know that the keys to a successful soiree are a room filled with laughter and delicious treats served. If you’re hosting a special event with friends and family, impress and delight your guests with fresh, new takes on the classics. Here are some ideas for a simple, yet...

  • Stuck inside? Easy tips to freshen up your living space

    Winter weather means more time living indoors — working, playing, relaxing and staying warm. It's important to keep your home fresh by staying ahead of the continual buildup of dirt, dust and allergens. The following are some key areas to tackle for a comfortable and efficient home. Wash windows...

  • Tips to save money and energy this winter

    Winter is a time of year when expenses can soar, especially your utility bills. Thankfully, Chip Wade, HGTV expert, has some advice on how you can save energy, and ultimately money, this year: * Lighting: LED bulbs are 90 percent more efficient than incandescent light bulbs. * Prevent heat loss:...

  • Start the year strong with this high-performance vegetable

    Chasing a place on the podium isn’t possible without the proper fuel for your body. Whether you’re going for the gold or just passing the pigskin in honor of the big game, athletes and amateurs alike need the right combination of nutrients to take on their training, and sports nutritionists across...

  • 5 tips for speed cleaning your home

    What is one of the biggest sources of stress? It’s cleaning on a deadline, especially when guests are on their way. But with the right plan in place, even last-minute cleaning can be efficient and stress-free, says Debra Johnson, Merry Maids home cleaning expert. In an online survey conducted by...

  • Party planning made easy

    Party planning should be about spending quality time with family and friends, not stressing out. Focus on fun and keep stress levels at an all-time low with these seamless shortcuts to pull off a get together of any size — whether a football or awards show watching party or a low-key movie night...

  • 4 DIY projects perfect for winter months

    Cooler temperatures have arrived. But does that mean it's time to shelve your DIY aspirations for the rest of the year? Hardly. Colder outdoor temperatures may have forced you indoors, but they don’t have to mark an end to your DIY pursuits. There is still plenty of work to be done and you can reinvent...

  • Preparing for a party? Try these 4 tips

    It’s important not to allow the stress of entertaining large groups to become a burden. Below are four tips to help organize a kitchen and host with ease, creating a functional space for family and friends to enjoy. Plan ahead Set aside time early in the week to plan the menu, from simple appetizers...

  • Java journeys in El Salvador offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences

    Americans' love for coffee is inspiring them to embark on java journeys around the world, leading them to stunning locations where coffee is an important part of daily life. Coffee farming has fueled the economy in El Salvador and defined its rich culture for more than 200 years. Today, it is estimated...

  • America's condiments, by region and recipe

    Take a moment to think about what’s in the door of your refrigerator. Chances are that it’s jam-packed with condiments: a couple of varieties of mustard, maybe some hot sauce, and probably a few others. The French have their white sauce, Italians marinara, but in America, it’s all about the condiments....

  • 5 easy ways to prevent food waste (Infographic)

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  • Say goodbye to winter blues with vitamin D-rich foods

    Winter got you down? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect 10 million Americans, according to Psychology Today. Another 10 percent to 20 percent may have mild SAD. Even if you don't have diagnosed SAD, it's not uncommon to have bouts of the winter blues. There are many reasons...

  • 3 simple tips to get delicious, balanced weeknight meals on the table

    Weekday schedules get crazy, which is why the first casualty of all that chaos is the family dinner. While most families say eating together is a high priority, day-to-day reality is different. According to a 2013 poll by NPR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, only half of children in the U.S....

  • 5 helpers for hassle-free holiday hosting

    While hosting the holidays can be a nerve-wracking experience, it doesn’t have to completely derail the rest of the joy of the season. The truth is even the most veteran holiday hosts feel some anxiety leading up to the big day. There’s a ton to do and remembering it all can be hard. To simplify...

  • Boomers: 10 reasons to go nuts

    For the roughly 75 million Americans who make up the baby boom generation, a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons against age-related diseases. “It’s vital at any age to adopt good habits to live a strong, fit and healthy life,” says Dr. Mike Roussell, a nationally recognized nutrition...

  • New survey unwraps holiday photo-taking insights among U.S. families

    A photo with family and friends — ugly sweaters and all — is a holiday tradition. But getting everyone posed in front of the fireplace is just the first step. From selecting the right settings, to taking the photo, to sending it to our loved ones, so much goes into capturing the moment. At Samsung...

  • 4 steps for a foolproof guide to holiday preparation

    Although there is plenty of love circulating around the holiday season, the thought of entertaining in the comforts of your home can be a stressful factor that often feels like a massive responsibility. Luckily, culinary and design guru Athena Calderone of the popular lifestyle blog EyeSwoon can...

  • The Organic Label is the Gold Standard (Infographic)

    A new USDA study affirms that the organic label is the most comprehensive, most transparent and most tightly regulated food certification in the world, and points to the flaws in single label claims causing consumer confusion. With the proliferation of label claims over the past three decades,...

  • 5 ways to jump-start your heart health

    If you’re looking to improve your heart health, each day is all about making a choice that moves you in the right direction. You’d rather stay in with a big bowl of ice cream. But maybe today, you could click off the TV set and take a walk with a friend. It's easy to see why heart health is a pressing...

  • 5 pro tips for a hassle-free Christmas tree

    Decking the halls for Christmas takes a lot of effort and planning. Whether you’re the type to go all in or opt for a minimalist approach, there's nothing like a Christmas tree to create a festive focal point in any room. As beautiful as they are, though, Christmas trees, both fresh and artificial,...

  • Simple ways to give back all year long

    The old saying, “It is better to give than receive,” is never better illustrated than during the holiday season when gift giving is at its peak. But, how often does the purpose of giving get lost in the rush of shopping and deadlines? It’s easy to forget that there are many ways to give that don’t...

  • Top 4 nutrition predictions in the New Year

    Several food and nutrition trends were in the spotlight this year, including the continued rise of plant-based diets, non-dairy ice creams and superfoods that are blasts from the past — legumes, apples and cabbage. It can be easy to experience nutrition whiplash in the New Year, but don’t be a...

  • 8 gifts to enjoy all year long

    With the holiday season in full swing, many people are heading to a local department store, or their favorite website, to tick off their holiday shopping lists. While some gifts are fun for the instant gratification they provide, it is nice to give goods that can be enjoyed for months, and years,...

  • Healthy eating at holiday parties? It's possible

    The holidays bring a lot of temptations from every direction if dieting or watching your weight. Holiday parties and get-togethers can be a healthful-eating challenge. Caught up in conversation among friends and family, surrounded by tasty food and drinks, it’s easy to lose track of what and how...

  • Entertaining tips: Worry-free ways to clean before your guests arrive

    For many of us, this is the best time of the year to spend with friends, family and lots of food. The weather has turned colder, the clocks have shifted back and we’re ready to invite guests over to eat, laugh and make new memories for the new year. Let’s face it, because you spend more time indoors...

  • A nutty addition to your cocktail party

    When hosting a cocktail party, your snacks and hors d’oeuvres make just as much of an impact as the drinks. To ensure your guests' delight, check out the below pistachio-inspired craft cocktails from the best mixologists around the world. Each pairs well with our favorite green nut. Cocktails and...

  • Every Cookie Has its Day on National Cookie Day (Infographic)

    Have you ever wondered which cookie best describes your state? That and other delicious findings were revealed in a national consumer survey just in time for the best holiday of the year…National Cookie Day. Read on to discover the surprising origins of the chocolate chip cookie and more fun facts...

  • Coasting while hosting: 5 ways to keep your holiday spirit at your next party

    Many of us are already looking forward to hosting holiday gatherings this year — decorating our homes, whipping up festive foods, planning fun activities and surrounding ourselves with the warmth of family and friends. In fact, one recent survey found 67 percent of U.S. consumers host and prepare...

  • 6 tech tips to make the most of your holidays

    When you think of the holidays and what is most important, it invariably comes back to the people. They are the ones you travel hundreds of miles — or just a few steps! — to see. They are the friends and family who help make memories and celebrate the season. However, when it comes to planning for...

  • Throw a holiday party like a professional

    As much as holidays are about tradition, many have an insatiable drive to outdo the festivities of years past and make this holiday season the most memorable yet. How can you outshine yourself this holiday season? The answer is simple: Think big. Don’t be confined to the party supplies you have...

  • Are you a serious watcher?

    Remember when you had to stand up and turn the dial through a mere three or four stations to watch what were really pretty mediocre shows? If this sounds like a scene from before your time, consider yourself lucky. Just as TVs have physically changed from square blocks with wire antennas into the...

  • Embrace life's simple pleasures - like home-cooked meals

    As temperatures continue to drop, it’s time to embrace all the simple and cozy pleasures the season offers: gatherings with friends, fuzzy socks, hanging strings of lights to bring ambiance to those early evenings. Of course, the season can also bring on some serious cravings for warm and comforting...

  • Squash the pests, not your holiday spirit, with these pest-prevention tips

    The holiday season and guests go together like twinkling lights and fir trees, or peppermint and chocolate. However, while you might be eager to welcome family and friends to your home, you’ll probably be less excited to receive a visit from another all-too-common type of holiday “guest” — pests....

  • Meet the Winemaker: Q&A with Jacob's Creek's Ben Bryant

    Behind every bottle of wine stands a winemaker with the enviable position of shepherding the wine from grapes to final taste. Ben Bryant holds that coveted role for Australia’s leading winery, Jacob’s Creek. Bryant shares his journey on the road to winemaker and the passions that influence how...

  • A cup of tea can be the best solution for everyday wellness

    Before medicine and pharmaceuticals filled our remedy box, food and food ingredients were considered healing agents. Hippocrates was wise in his understanding of the special powers of food, beyond satisfying our appetites: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” There are many cultures...

  • Mastering the art of hosting the holidays (Infographic)

  • Seize the holidays with 4 festive twists on decadent desserts

    It’s no secret that the holidays are a time for indulgence. Nearly four out of five Americans (79 percent) say dessert is one of their favorite parts of holiday dinners and celebrations, and 94 percent like pie, according to an Edwards(R) desserts survey conducted online by Harris Poll among more...

  • Why Women Need 'Me Time' Daily (Infographic)

    Many women are conscious of the fact that they need to take personal time, away from their responsibilities and familial obligations, to relieve stress. However, recent survey results reveal that 70 percent of women neglect their personal time in favor of the needs of others. With the stress of...

  • 5 things you may not know about beloved holiday traditions

    Without a doubt, the holidays are definitely a nostalgic time of year, a chance to slow down and savor the things that make us feel happy and close to our loved ones. While the flavors and rituals that make our holidays happy have roots that run deep into the past, they weren’t always a part of...

  • Cocktail party quantity guide (Infographic)

    Whether your gathering is designed to be more intimate with a few guests or something livelier of a much larger scale, follow these guidelines from the Chinet brand for how much food and drink to have on hand for a cocktail party. Save

  • Prepare the perfect turkey for your holiday meal

    Think of the holiday season and answer this question: The holidays are the only time of year I do … what? Maybe it’s the only time of year you set up a Christmas tree, hang mistletoe or travel to a certain destination. For many, the holidays are also the only time of year that you prepare the traditional...

  • Don't let stress dull the holiday sparkle

    For many, the pressure of the holiday season can be enough to wear away the glitter and magic. Some 62 percent of American adults define their stress as “very or somewhat” elevated over the holidays, says research cited by Harvard Medical School's Department of Neurobiology. But that old chestnut...

  • 5 quick-and-easy tips for taking the hassle out of holiday entertaining

    'Tis the season for entertaining, meaning the hustle and bustle of the holidays are already upon us. Fortunately, being named “hostess (or host) with the mostest” is well within your reach if you follow these tips guaranteed to keep the holiday cheer flowing throughout this season’s festivities....

  • Foodie gifts for creative beverage concoctions

    Chocolate, butterscotch, nutmeg, rosemary, pomegranate, oranges, mulled wine and more — celebrate the flavors of the holidays with creative beverage concoctions. Here are tips and tools for making the most of holiday drinks. * The Capresso froth Control is the first automatic milk frother that accommodates...

  • Simple ways to savor the holidays

    The season of tinsel, mistletoe, roasts, bake-offs, parties and countless shopping trips is upon us. Yes, the holidays are here! It’s a wonderful time of year to revive old traditions and start new ones, but amid all the planning, preparation and spreading of that holiday cheer, sometimes life...

  • Tips for staying sane while planning your next family event

    Ah, the family get-together. A time to throw courtesy to the wind and gather together a bunch of people who aren’t afraid to share their opinions. It’s great, isn’t it? You get to fill up on conspiracy theories courtesy of your cousin Henry, listen in on how to make the world right (if only the...

  • Thanksgiving Day: Put some joy on the table (Infographic)

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